AGENTS

How fresh ideas drive business?

There is nothing wrong with offering run-of-the-mill itineraries to the new traveller, but one needs to keep innovating, fashioning something unique to create fresh demand. TRAVTALK speaks to a few agents creating a niche with their own ideas. Hazel Jain ‘It is better to fail in originality than succeed in …

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NDC for personalised offerings

Amadeus is bullish on the Indian market. The company is committed to support and provide solutions to airlines, airports, and travel agencies to automate processes like check-in and baggage handling for airlines and airports, while enhancing passenger experience, says Jyothi Plappara, Head of Engineering, Airport and Airline Operations, Amadeus Labs. …

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Leisure travel sees significant surge

RezLive.com, a B2B global reservation system, is committed to providing support and solutions to its travel partners. In an interview with TRAVTALK, Jaal Shah, Founder & Group Managing Director, Travel Designer Group, shares travel trends, plans to engage with travel trade partners and new developments at the company. Surbhi Sharma …

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The lure of India for Middle East

While India hasn’t traditionally been a luxury destination for the Middle East travellers, it is coming up as an exotic one with its vibrant culture, ancient traditions, and new bespoke experiences such as private dining and tours. India’s transformation into a luxury escape may not be complete just yet, but …

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New step to ease Italy visa

The Visa Section of the Italian Embassy in Mumbai seems to have taken a step in the right direction. TRAVTALK speaks to a few agents in Mumbai and Delhi to find out the ground situation. TT Bureau Many a time, agents are forced to suggest a different European destination to …

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‘Just give Miami one extra night’

‘Just give Miami one extra night’ Whether it’s a client’s visit to the theme parks of Orlando or a cruise sailing, Miami can work well with just one extra night, says Joe Docal, Director, Travel Industry Sales, GMCVB. Hazel Jain India is the only international market to have crossed 2019 …

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NDC & AI to change airline retail

Technological advancements have been pivotal in reshaping strategies and enhancing customer experiences in the field of airline retailing. Rajeev Kumar, Founder, CEO & MD, Mystifly, delves into the transformative impact of emerging technologies like NDC and AI on airline retailing. TT Bureau How has technology evolved to reshape airline retailing …

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Ooty top travel choice this summer

Every year summer uncovers intriguing travel patterns about Indian travellers. Booking.com reveals travel insights about the upcoming summer period and how Indians are making plans to travel to domestic as well as international destinations. TT Bureau This year, summer promises to be a season of exploration and rejuvenation for travellers …

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STB, SIA honour Indian M!CE agents

Singapore Tourism Board, in association with Singapore Airlines, honoured the Indian partners from North and East India contributing impressive numbers to Singapore’s M!CE segment, at a recent event in New Delhi. Kean Bon, Area Director – India, South Asia & Africa, STB, calls India as one of their top markets …

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Is recce a lost art?

In the age of familiarisation trips, agent reconnaissance seems to be a lost art. Or is it? We speak to key operators who continue to invest in product by exploring new destinations by themselves. Hazel Jain Given the premium nature of services that the travel agents and tour operators provide, …

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